Sheri Moon Zombie (née Sheri Lyn Skurkis; born September 26, 1970) is an American actress, model, dancer and fashion designer. She is married to musician and director Rob Zombie, and frequently collaborates with him on his films and music videos.
Moon Zombie was born Sheri Lyn Skurkis in San Jose, California, and raised in Connecticut. Her father was of Lithuanian descent, while her mother had English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. She has two older sisters. Moon Zombie was a tomboy growing up and was interested in both sports and the arts. She played softball and was a cheerleader in high school. She began taking dance classes at age five and continued to study dance throughout her teenage years.
Moon Zombie met her future husband, Rob Zombie, in 1996 when she auditioned for his band White Zombie. She was subsequently cast in his debut film House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and has appeared in all of his subsequent films, including The Devil’s Rejects (2005), Halloween (2007), Halloween II (2009), The Lords of Salem (2012), 31 (2016) and 3 from Hell (2019).
In addition to her work with her husband, Moon Zombie has also appeared in other films such as Grindhouse (2007), The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) and The Lords of Salem (2012). She has also guest-starred on television shows such as Bones (2005) and CSI: Miami (2006).
Moon Zombie is also a fashion designer and has her own clothing line called Total Skull. She has also released two fragrances, “Eau de la Mort” and “Black Widow”, through her company Sheri Moon Zombie Perfumes.
Moon Zombie has a net worth of $20 million. She earns a salary of $10 million per year from her various acting, modeling and design work.
Sheri Moon Zombie
Date Of Birth
September 26, 1970
Fashion Designer, Actor, Dancer, Model
Plainville High School
Carol A. Skurkis, William B. Skurkis
31, The Lords of Salem, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Halloween II, Halloween, Grindhouse, The Devil's Rejects, Toolbox Murders, House of 1000 Corpses
I really fell in love with the art of making clothes when I was dancing on tour. Creating my stage image through clothes was a blast. I discovered a total sense for what cool chicks and rockin' dudes like to wear. Total Skull is for those people. People that like to rock - total rock.
I actually started making tank tops under the name Kitty Moon many, many years ago, but I just didn't have the time to fully devote to it. Now that we don't go on the road as much, I have a better ability to focus on a line; that's why I started Total Skull.
I don't really feel like I want to try to sell myself or market myself to people. I don't have an agent. I don't give many interviews. I don't actively seek work. I just don't like the whole audition process that actors have to go through, God bless them. It's so demeaning and terrible for the most part. That's a big reason why I [didn't for so long]. I know there's somebody that has a website out there where you can get information. I think for the most part, things are almost right. It's sort of like the tabloids. There's a bit of information that's true, but then the rest of it is sort of fluffed up.
The hardest thing about being on the road is getting healthy food sometimes. Everyone's a big carnivore this country and it's a fast food nation. The hardest thing about being on the road is getting good, healthy food. I don't think I've eaten McDonald's since I saw Super Size Me (2004).
[on her 31 (2016) character]: Charly is totally a victim in this movie and she's only doing everything out of the instinct to survive, like Heidi in The Lords of Salem (2012). I think it shows that everyone has that in them and they can come out. It's kill or be killed.
I read a lot of books, I do a lot of crossword puzzles, [Rob Zombie and I] watch movies on the bus. On the last tour that we did this summer, everyone wanted to watch music documentaries, so we were really into watching those. We also have, like, these big Uno championship games - we're, like, mad for Uno on the bus!
[on her relationship with Rob Zombie]: We were together for nine years. We both really didn't want to get married. Then all of a sudden something happened and I was just like, "You know what? Maybe we should. We might as well." It was weird, but there was nothing profound about it. We planned the wedding and then we said, "No, forget it. Let's just elope and then we'll have a party here." So that's what we did. We were actually taking a walk in our neighborhood the day before [Halloween]. The wedding date was to be November 9th. We're like, "Oh god, we've been together for nine years. We should just say our vows privately." It was just like a spur-of-the-moment decision. It just happens that the next day was Halloween. We didn't do it for any spooky reasons or anything. We were not in costume. I wore a white sweater and jeans.
I consider myself a California girl now. I moved out here when I was 17. As soon as I graduated high school, I came out to California and had a couple of tries. I mean, I moved back to Connecticut where I grew up, twice, and went to broadcasting school. But I moved back and forth. Seventeen is really young to move out of state and be on your own. I mean, I wanted to play and have fun and be responsibility-free, but eventually you have to buckle down and get a job. So I was a little wild child when I was younger.
I love working out. I wake up, have my egg white breakfast and then I get on the treadmill and the elliptical. If I don't do that in the morning, I'm in a bad mood for the rest of the day. It really does release, like, some sort of crazy endorphins that gets out your bad energy. I love it. I've also done Pilates, yoga and all that kind of stuff.
Nothing can shock me.
I guess you could say the beginning of my career as an actress was when I started performing in music videos.
Salem is such a cool little town that's very touristy. It's fun to walk around all the shops and get the feeling there.
Has stated that she never desired to become an actress and thus will only act in movies directed by her husband, Rob Zombie. The only film Sheri has appeared in that was not directed by her husband is Tobe Hooper's Toolbox Murders (2004), which she did as a personal favor since Rob and Hooper are friends. According to Sheri, she receives offers to appear in other movies, but turns them all down.